Welcome to this Guide to Education Research. This guide was modeled after the Education Research Tutorial created by Dr. Jane Agee, School and Education, and Yu-Hui Chen, University Libraries, at the University of Albany, State University of New York, and was created with the authors’ permission.
Doing research can be a challenge. I hope this page will provide a starting point for education research by guiding you through the process. Tips for developing research statements and examples of effective searches are also included.
Research help is available at the first floor desk in the library. Online chat and other ways to get help are listed on the library's home page. I'm happy to meet with you personally; if you'd like to set up a research appointment, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizing your research
Below you will find several videos and links to help you find articles for your assignments and research. BEFORE YOU START, it is helpful to have some way to organize your information as you gather your citations. If you only need one or two sources, it may not be critical but as you have to do more extensive research it becomes imperative.
At minimum, create a document to save your citations. I recommend including the following information:
*APA CAUTION – when copying the citations in ANY of the databases, think of it as just the beginning. Some databases are better at accurate formatting than others. They will usually have all the information but the order, capitalization, italics, etc., may not be correct.